State v. Goshea

In State v. Goshea, 137 Vt. 69, 75-76, 398 A.2d 289, 293 (1979), a case in which the identity of the victim was a vigorously contested issue, the Court ordered a new trial when the State failed to inform the defendant during trial that a witness saw the alleged murder victim alive. 137 Vt. at 76, 398 A.2d at 294. Significantly, the Court determined in Goshea that the evidence in question was both favorable to the accused and relevant. Id.